But It’s Mine!

There once was a girl with a head full of curls, whose favourite word was ‘mine’. From the moment she woke, whenever she spoke, she would utter the very same line: “That’s mine!” she would whine, all of the time, regardless of what she had seen. A toy, or a hat, a bike or a … More But It’s Mine!

Possession: 9/10s of the law but 10/10s of a toddler

There’s a famous expression that is often quoted in films, that possession is nine tenths of the law. In truth, it’s just an expression and not an actual law.  It’s also not something that the average toddler cares much about, especially once they enter the MINE phase. Everything is ‘a phase’ when you have children. … More Possession: 9/10s of the law but 10/10s of a toddler

Time away from your toddler: it’s good for everyone

There are days when I crave some alone time.  When there isn’t a toddler under my feet, repeatedly saying my name over and over, for seemingly no reason (have you ever watched that scene from Family Guy? When Stewie says ‘mommy?’ over and over and over again?  It lasts for what feels like an age, … More Time away from your toddler: it’s good for everyone

Baby Brain? It might last longer than you think…..

During pregnancy, I often joked about having ‘baby brain’.  Occasionally I quoted research that believes it’s nature’s way of preparing women to emotionally bond with their baby: hormones (it’s always hormones eh?), divert the brain’s attention to where it’s needed most. So less important jobs tend to fall by the wayside. After you give birth, … More Baby Brain? It might last longer than you think…..